Two weeks ago I received a Demo Manouche Orchestre Guitar ftom Robert at Manouche North America. This is an amazing guitar for the money. It is the loudest guitar I have ever owned and is capable of many nuances of tone from a typical gypsy tone with a great bass to a more refined sound. The quality of manufacture cannot be faulted. I believe the guitar is made in the Takamine factory where their top models are produced. The finish inside and out is high quality. I have other guitars a Santa Cruz OM, A great Rafael Moreno flamenco guitar, a'67 D18 Martin and an Eastman Jazz Box. I pick this guitar up most of the time, because it is fun to play. I am writing this to help anyone considering a Manouche with their decision, for me it was the right one.